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Are there any medications that can be prescribed for a child with attachment problems?
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
This is a big "it depends" type question.
If the child is simply having a straight- up problem letting go, transitioning, and bonding with others, then no. It's a matter of conditioning, and likely play therapy. If there's a co-morbid condition such as anxiety, ptsd, or autistic tendencies, then sometimes meds can aid in a comprehensive therapy. Consult with your doctor to see if something's amiss.

In brief: Not usually
This is a big "it depends" type question.
If the child is simply having a straight- up problem letting go, transitioning, and bonding with others, then no. It's a matter of conditioning, and likely play therapy. If there's a co-morbid condition such as anxiety, ptsd, or autistic tendencies, then sometimes meds can aid in a comprehensive therapy. Consult with your doctor to see if something's amiss.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not really
Attachment problems are quite complex.
If your psychologist thinks there are comorbidities, then medication may be indicated.

In brief: Not really
Attachment problems are quite complex.
If your psychologist thinks there are comorbidities, then medication may be indicated.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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